The influence a person's bite has on their musculoskeletal system can get overlooked. Since bite/night guards are made by Dentists, they are usually fit to how best protect the teeth and not necessarily the rest of the person's body.
At Mobility Medicine we look to see how the bite is influencing the entire body including the head, neck and upper back. It is not uncommon for us to see shoulder pain, neck pain, upper back pain and/or headaches as a result of these bite issues. If a patient is currently using a night/bite guard we will check to make sure the guard is maximizing each patient's musculoskeletal system and if it plays a role in any current symptoms that are having. So, please bring any night/bite guards to your appointment.